The inaugural Nigerian Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) event took place at the Securex West Africa convention in Lagos on 20th March.

Security professionals gathered to celebrate outstanding performance from across the sector, with awards presented by Judge Roy Oamien Okhidievbie.

OSPAs founder Professor Martin Gill commented:

“The first-ever winners of the Nigerian OSPAs have created a lot of attention, highlighting the fact that Africa has a thriving and credible security sector which is so often not recognised.  Many security professionals have demonstrated outstanding performance and we are pleased to acknowledge and congratulate all the finalists and especially the winners.”

Nigeria OSPAs Award Winners 2018

Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding): Halogen Security Company Limited

“It is rare to win two OSPAs and a great honour. We were surprised to win, especially given the finalists, to win was laudable. It shows we are doing things right. We celebrate this initiative in Nigeria”   –   Kehinde Oyegeji

Outstanding Security Training Initiative: Halogen School of Security Management and Technology

Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator: Kontz Engineering Services Limited

“It was wonderful to win. This is the first of its kind in Nigeria. This is the first international award in security here. I welcome it and look forward to more” .  –    Mustafa K. Lusty

Lifetime Achievement: Dr. Ona Ekhomu

We would like to thank the judges and supporting associations for helping us bring the OSPAs to Nigeria and Securex for hosting this year’s event at the Landmark Centre. We would also like to thank our trophy sponsor, Edith Cowan University.

The OSPAs are currently running in 8 countries and are being set up in collaboration with security associations and groups from across the globe.

All pictures from the evening are available on ‘The OSPAs’ Flickr Account.